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1 KEY CONCEPT The chromosomes on which genes are located can affect the expression of traits.

2 Two copies of each autosomal gene affect phenotype.
Mendel studied autosomal gene traits, like hair texture.

3 Mendel’s rules of inheritance apply to autosomal genetic disorders.
A heterozygote for a recessive disorder is a carrier. Disorders caused by dominant alleles are uncommon. (dominant)

4 Males and females can differ in sex-linked traits.
Genes on sex chromosomes are called sex-linked genes. Y chromosome genes in mammals are responsible for male characteristics. X chromosome genes in mammals affect many traits.

5 Male mammals have an XY genotype.
All of a male’s sex-linked genes are expressed. Males have no second copies of sex-linked genes.

6 Female mammals have an XX genotype.
Expression of sex-linked genes is similar to autosomal genes in females. X chromosome inactivation randomly “turns off” one X chromosome.

7 KEY CONCEPT Phenotype is affected by many different factors.

8 Phenotype can depend on interactions of alleles.
In incomplete dominance, neither allele is completely dominant nor completely recessive. Heterozygous phenotype is intermediate between the two homozygous phenotypes Homozygous parental phenotypes not seen in F1 offspring (DON’T COPY)

9 Codominant alleles will both be completely expressed.
Codominant alleles are neither dominant nor recessive. The ABO blood types result from codominant alleles. Many genes have more than two alleles.

10 Many genes may interact to produce one trait.
Polygenic traits are produced by two or more genes. Order of dominance: brown > green > blue.

11 An epistatic gene can interfere with other genes. (DON’T COPY)

12 The environment interacts with genotype.
Phenotype is a combination of genotype and environment. The sex of sea turtles depends on both genes and the environment Height is an example of a phenotype strongly affected by the environment.

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